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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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First time using red oak, how do I stain?

48 days ago by Zach

I’ve done my first engraving with red oak, and i’m not sure how t...

10 48 days ago
View whitesferry's profile

ambrosia maple help please !

48 days ago by whitesferry

it’s been suggested to me to sand tons its 2in thick 5 feet long a...

3 48 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Effective homemade paint stripper formula? 300s/f with 5 coats of paint...

50 days ago by Canofworms

I have a lemonade porch I want to get down to bare wood. Its about 300 s/f wi...

8 49 days ago
View JeremyR's profile

Best weather proofing finish for an outdoor table.

49 days ago by JeremyR

First time post here. I was interested in getting your opinions on the bes...

4 49 days ago
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Mineral Oil finish problem

51 days ago by Gixxerjoe04

So i made a serving tray for my mom for mothers day, it’s in my project...

12 50 days ago
View mgee76's profile

Advice needed on refinishing wood chairs.

51 days ago by mgee76

Hello, I’m resorting to asking for advice because I don’t want to...

2 51 days ago
View steve223's profile

Finishing walnut

52 days ago by steve223

I’m doing a small project in walnut and I am not sure what to finish it...

3 52 days ago
View David Drummond's profile

Question about converting a Turbine HVLP cup gun to pressure pot

52 days ago by David Drummond

I have a Fuji Q4 pro that I would like to set up to use a pressure pot instea...

0 52 days ago
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Im a moron: fixing uneven polyurethane job on new table top?!

59 days ago by 98102via57401

Long story short. I started putting full strength satin poly on a section of...

13 53 days ago
View Jerry's profile

Need some help with ideas on how to fix this please

54 days ago by Jerry

I have been advertising in Craigslist for doing small repairs and refinishing...

12 54 days ago
View jonsprague0000's profile

Glue Line Appeared After Dying

57 days ago by jonsprague0000

I glued up a mahogany tabletop with very minor glue lines. After I dyed the ...

20 54 days ago
View danoaz's profile

How to finish cedar trim pieces going on a shed?

54 days ago by danoaz

My wife and I enjoy the Japanese Garden style and we have a shed in our backy...

2 54 days ago
View OldWrangler's profile

A finish that won't darken wood

55 days ago by OldWrangler

I am doing a project with Staghorn Sumac wood. The wood is a very bright ...

12 55 days ago
View emart's profile

wood sealants

55 days ago by emart

I have a customer that requested some cedar benches made that they plan on ge...

0 55 days ago
View coachmancuso's profile

What does someone charge

56 days ago by coachmancuso

I had a person ask me to refinish his cherry coffee table. It has to be strip...

10 55 days ago
View Mark's profile

Spraying question

57 days ago by Mark

Afternoon all. I’m contemplating trying my hand at spraying on my clea...

7 55 days ago
View derosa's profile

Best finish for a communion cup?

57 days ago by derosa

The wife needed a special communion cup for her chaplain job that allows her ...

6 55 days ago
View SuperCubber's profile

Water-based poly over India ink?

56 days ago by SuperCubber

Hey guys, I’m using India ink for the first time. Does anyone know ...

5 55 days ago
View InstantSiv's profile

Why is there not pre-thinned paints ready for spraying?

63 days ago by InstantSiv

I’ve heard many questions regarding thinning paint for spraying and a t...

7 56 days ago
View kwolfe's profile

Finish my boot bench but don't like the finish

62 days ago by kwolfe

Well this is my first actually completed project. I had gotten a few boards ...

11 57 days ago

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